Says some guy on Twitter.
— Christopher meola (@DfineNrmLC) November 14, 2014
Hat tip, to Deadspin. There truly is a Deadspin find like this for every day you’re alive.
This is a great post about polish sausage, Chicago, the Cubs, boozing at the ballpark, and Bill Murray’s love for America’s past time. I had no idea how awesome it would have been to be Bill Murray in the early 90’s until I read this today. [Deadspin]
Ron Darling, of 1986 Mets and RBI Baseball (the original) fame; has shared the tale of how his career in the big leagues ended with Deadspin. It’s a great read, or it wouldn’t be getting a link from us.
As I was leaving, the players were out at batting practice, so I dressed quickly. There was some shame in it for me, that here I am released and these guys are going to go out to battle again and I’m going to go home.
I didn’t want to face anyone. I didn’t want to shake hands. I didn’t want to have the moment that I see all the great players have—and I certainly wasn’t a great player—but where they break down emotionally. I didn’t want to have that.
And so I kind of did my own walk of shame as I left the locker room and drove home. And on the way home I stopped. I got one of those tall-boy Bud Light beers, and I said, You know what? I’m going to celebrate this. I’m going to have a beer as I’m driving home. Sip the beer, relax, put the sun roof down, enjoy the sun. I’m going to get to my house, which is five minutes away, I’m going to see my family, and I’m going to be able to tell them, Hey, Daddy’s home, and he’s going to be home for good. In those days we used to celebrate by going to Benihana. My kids loved Benihana.
And when I got there, one of my sons was on his way to a sleepover, my other son was going to a play date, and my wife, who was a tennis player, a very competitive tennis player, was going to a weekend tennis match [laughs]. We had not planned anything for my birthday because ballplayers don’t celebrate their birthday if they’re summer birthdays, because you’re playing that night.
So nothing had been planned for my birthday. The kids are doing their thing. My wife was doing her thing. And I just thought it was very funny that I had these notions of coming home and getting everyone together and going to Benihana and celebrating that I was going to be home.
The read continues and it’s a great look into the life of a big league player and just one anecdote about what it’s like when it comes to a sudden halt.
Deadspin does something interesting in the way of telling a story of the weight fluctuations of so many of those across Major League Baseball compared to last season.
This isn’t just limited to players. Mike Sciosia lost 38 pounds, topping the leader board. Pablo Sandoval is up 25 pounds. Joe Mauer is up 30.
It’s an interesting read with the short summary of how the said player dropped or gained the weight. Another shining example of why Deadspin is still a mandatory stop for us each day no matter how little time we have to peruse it.
Jay Bruce made the list for shedding 16 pounds. My buddy who follows the Reds has mentioned several times that Bruce looks “really skinny’. What Deadspin didn’t tell you from the AP link provided to tell you that Bruce tried the Paleo diet. I might have to give it a shot.
If you want to feel motivated or better about yourself depending on where you’re at on the scale right now, give this post Deadspin a read today.
There’s a reason that through the years I’ve continued to check Deadspin every morning despite having less and less time to peruse sites like Deadspin. Through different editors and content and site structure, Deadspin has always been good at bringing to light items like this.
Heyman has always seemed to me to be a very tactful and reliable baseball reporter. I’ve followed him for about two years, and only today do I realize that the tone of some of his tweets would make it seem as though he’s bathing in a pile of Ben Franklin’s every night and smacking people with expensive veal cutlets when they make him angry. And thank you for this, Deadspin.
Don’t be surprised if an elitist Heyman tweet appears someday sounding something like this:
@JonHeymanCBS need to get a new dining room set. these homeless people aren’t as comfortable as the day i bought them. harder to sit on when they get real skinny. later.
A look at some MLB teams financial reports: Now this is a pretty interesting look at something. Deadspin has somehow acquired financial statements from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Marlins, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They dub these the reports that MLB doesn’t want you to see. I haven’t poked through them yet, but I have a feeling that I’ll start feeling about MLB just like I do the US government to a degree if I do. [Deadspin]
Vote For Manny getting all kinds of run. Last night it was on ESPN radio’s All Night. Today, it’s on Deadspin. Why didn’t we think of this? Well we didn’t think of it because we think Manny Ramirez should be at home when the All-Star Game rolls around. There’s other ways to put Bud Selig’s balls in a blender. [Deadspin]
The time has come to vote for 2008 Sports Blog of the Year. So in other words, show up, cast your vote for one of the same 8 recycled candidates from last year and be done with it. And be sure to vote once a day if you give a shit.
The candidates: Awful Anouncing, BlogF1, Deadspin (our personal favorite blog), F1 Fanatic, Kissing Suzy Kolber, Hugging Harold Reynolds, With Leather, The LoHud Yankees Blog, The Big Lead, Soccer by Ives (you lose–it’s soccer), Beyond the Boxscore, Rumors and Rants, Metsgrrl, and Cozy Beehive.